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BAEducation Studies

Nottingham Trent University
United Kingdom, Nottingham
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Overview

Based around the three core threads of sociology, psychology and social policy, this degree allows you to explore education in its broadest sense and education practice within a variety of contexts. You will look at the processes and philosophies around learning, how education is constructed and impacts social justice and inequalities, and the influences of policy changes on education and the curriculum.

With opportunities for international and UK-based placements, you will be able to examine the links between theory and practice and understand Education practice in real-world settings. This framework provides an ideal foundation for employment or further study.

Why choose this course?
You will benefit from:

a wide subject area allowing for a variety of career options
additional accreditations to boost your CV
tailored assessment and support with no formal exams in your final year
a guaranteed interview for a PGCE course in your final year (subject to course entry conditions – see the careers tab for further details)
excellent facilities and experienced and enthusiastic tutors.

Programme structure

What will I study?
This innovative course focuses on a key theme each year to understand the ways in which sociology, psychology, and social policy interact.

In Year One, the theme is “exploring education” where you will look at educational issues and the language used within an interdisciplinary approach to education studies.

Year Two poses the question “can education be socially just?” Building on Year One, you will explore ideas around education as a means to emancipation.

Year Three focuses on the constraints and possibilities within education. You will also have the opportunity to pursue an area of interest through a research project, or a further placement.

Modules
Year One:

Sociological Explorations in Education (core)
Education and Social Policy (core)
Transition into Higher Education (core)
Learning in Contexts 1 (core)
Designing Spaces for Learning (core)
Comparative Education (core)
It’s All Inside Your Head: Understanding Teaching and Learning (core)
Year Two:

Class Practices in Education (core)
Learning in Contexts 2: Alternative and Community Education (including placement) (core)
Learning and the Individual (core)
Researching Education (core)
Education: Aspiration and Identity (option)
Exploring Early Childhood (option)
Special Educational Needs and Disability (option)
Emotional Wellbeing and Happiness Through Education: Panacea or Possibility (option)
Curriculum Matters (option)
Year Three:

The Educational Straitjacket (core)
Learning in Contexts 3: Capstone Project (core)
Educating the People (core)
Learning and Motivation (core)
Learning in Contexts 3: Placement (option)
Educational Inclusion (option)
Learning Through Play (option)
Deconstructing the Curriculum (option)
Global Education (option)
Working at the Chalkface, Coping with Stress and Poor Mental Health in Education (option)

Career opportunities

Your career development
Within six months of graduating, 94% of our undergraduate Education students are working or in further study.

We have a huge range of activities open to you to add interesting skills to your CV and stand out in the employment market.

Studying Education Studies provides the opportunity to develop a broad range of transferable skills which enhance your employability. These include various kinds of verbal and non-verbal communication skills, ICT, numeracy, social skills, organizational and management skills, and critical thinking skills.

Education Studies subject knowledge equips you for professional careers not only in education-related areas but also in a wider range of jobs. The following list is by AGCAS (the Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Services).

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States